Monday, September 19, 2022

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Shine On Tag using Studio Light's Label and Moodles Die

It's time to get our "sparkle and shine" on over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  We're also paying homage to Queen Elizabeth II.  I lived in England for over a year in my younger days, so it has always had a special place in my heart.  I hope I can honor those who've gone before me by carrying on their positive traits and traditions. 

I started out with black Strathmore Mixed Media paper and cut out this cool funky tag from a Studio Light die set.  I stenciled stars onto it using white paint and Simon Says Stamp's Scattered Stars stencil.  Then I added more white paint around the edges as the base for the color that would be coming next.

I added purple and blue paint over the white areas plus an oval of typed text paper.  I scribbled and painted around the oval with some teals and purples and pinks.   While that was drying, I cut out a head to use for my queen.  I drew and colored a crown and stamped the torso outfit from a Carabelle Studio stamp set called Martians.  Then I colored the torso using Tim Holtz's watercolor pencils and a little more paint.

I assembled everything and stamped the "Shine On" sentiment using My Favorite Things' Connected stamp set.  I cut out the sentiment and inked it up with Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet Distress Ink.  I wanted some of the white stars to show up better, so I colored them in with a white paint pen (Posca).  I also cut stars out of white paper and glued them on top of the white stenciled stars.  Lastly, I cut the word "courage" from Dina Wakley's ledger paper and glued that to the crown.  This tag was done!

Here are the supplies I used, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I'm excited to see how you sparkle and shine this week!  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $25 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.  And don't forget to check out all the exciting STAMPtember goodness going on now!